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Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn April 21, 2012
I just finished reading Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn this morning. I selected this book, thinking that it was going to be just another “self-help” book. Instead, I found that it had a lot of truth in it. Stephen Arterburn doesn’t say anywhere in this book that healing is easy. He doesn’t say that this book is a quick-fix trick. He doesn’t say that by reading this book, you’ll have it all figured out and healing will come ‘just like that’. Instead, he suggests this as a starting point. This book gives tools to move through and past the hurts in our lives and to CHOOSE healing. In this book, Stephen Arterburn takes us through 10 healing choices we can make and 10 lies that keep us from making them. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter, and the thread that links them all together is that healing is God’s choice.
If you’re looking for a quick fix, this book is not for you. If you are looking for a book with all the answers, this book is not for you. But if you’re looking for a place for healing to begin; if you’re looking for truth; if you’re looking to move past the hurts, this book is the place to start. I found this book really gave me a place to start. In fact, I thought I had worked through my issues, and as I was going through this book, I realized, I hadn’t even really scratched the surface. This book really helped me to realize that I can heal. I can get past the pains and hurts of my life. I really liked this book because the author didn’t try to feed me a bunch of quick-fix tactics. He gave solid principles that can apply not just to healing, but to other areas of my life as well.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to get through and past the pain and hurts of their lives. I highly recommend it to everyone, really, since we all have pains and hurts. This book would be a great addition to anyone’s bookshelf.
Review by Karen
DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?
The power to heal—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually—is in God’s hands. But the choice to be healed is yours. Everyone, at some level, needs healing. You may have prayed for healing many times, for many years. Perhaps you have lived with your brokenness so long that you have become accustomed to it. Maybe you wonder just when God is going to take all the hurt away.
He can. But you also must choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin.
In this special edition of Healing Is a Choice, author Stephen Arterburn offers a unique combination of book and workbook, outlining ten choices crucial to receiving healing. Embracing these choices means rejecting the lies we often tell ourselves. These are not hoops God requires you to jump through to earn your miracle; they form, instead, the journey He desires for you. He can—and will—walk with you. But you must put one foot in front of the other and choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin.
“His Word affirms that God wants us to experience His healing, but many times we make choices that stand in the way. Healing Is a Choice is a helpful resource that lays out the path of healing God’s way.”
— JACK HAYFORD Founding pastor, The Church on the Way, Van Nuys, CA
“When we look back at the past turns and twists in the pathways of our lives, we can see significant choices we made, which helped create the lives we have now. Stephen Arterburn has provided us with a guide for making the right decisions today to provide a redemptive path for tomorrow.”
—JOHN TOWNSEND Coauthor of the bestseller Boundaries
“I am asking you to give up your life as you know it so that you can fi nd the life God has for you. Take hold of your future today and make the choices that will lead to your healing.”
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
|Publication Date||November 8, 2011|